Movie Download Instructions
Do you need to save copies
of the movies for
classroom lecture, presentations, or other instructional applications?
1. The Download Movies Page...
From any page of our website that contains movies, find the Download Video button next to any movie of interest. Click this button to go directly to the options for downloading that movie from the Download Movies page.
2. Review our Creative Commons License for Re-using Movies...
We encourage you to download and re-use our movies for lectures, presentations, and instructional applications. However, your use of the movies is governed by our Creative Commons License. Please review the guidelines:
Creative Commons License for Re-using Movies
3. Options for Movie Downloads...
We realize that there are a variety of computers and devices across the globe. So we have tried to anticipate your needs by providing a variety of movie file formats:
- QuickTime, 640x480; High Quality MPEG-4, H.264 compression (good for Macintosh-based PowerPoint or Keynote presentation software), captioned in English
- Windows Media, 640x480; High Quality WinMedia v9 compression (good for Windows-based PowerPoint presentation software).
- Mobile Devices & SmartPhones, MPEG-4 baseline compression for many portable devices.
- Some movies, such as the Neuroanatomy Video Lab: Brain Dissections, are also available in high-definition 1280x720 format.
4. Batches or Individual Movies?
You'll notice on the Download Movies Page that for each neurologic exam you can choose to download all of the movies from a section as a batch or as individual movies. It just depends on how many movies you would like to re-use.
5. The Downloaded Movies are Zipped...
When you click a download button for either a batch of movies or an individual file, you are getting a "zipped" or compressed package. This prevents a movie from accidently trying to be played by an application on your computer, when all you really want is the file to be copied to your computer or device.
What happens next will depend on several factors: which web browser you’re using, how that browser handles .zip files, and how your computer is set up to handle downloads.
Usually a request to download a zipped file will store that file in your computer's "Downloads" folder. Some web browsers may also ask you to specify a folder or directory where you prefer to store your downloaded files.
6. Extract Zipped Movies...
Now that you have the .zip file on your local drive or device, you need a software program that allows you to open .zip archives. If you don’t already have a program, you can download for FREE one called StuffIt Expander from SmithMicro using the links listed below. Be sure and download SmithMicro's FREE version of StuffIt Expander. You do not need to purchase their full StuffIt suite of software...
Expander for Windows
Expander for Mac
Sometimes, an error occurs when you attempt to unzip a file. Most of the time, just double-clicking a .zip file will launch the extractor. Occassionally, some computers will display an error message. The solution that has worked is as follows:
- Can't unzip a downloaded movie because of an error?
-First, launch your unzipping utility (such as the free StuffIt Expander for Win or StuffIt Expander for Mac).
-Second, from your unzipping utility, point to the movie you downloaded.
-Third, enter the password to unlock the zipped movie(s) (see below).
7. Password Needed to Unzip a Downloaded Movie...
When you "unzip" or extract one of our .zip archive files that you have downloaded, a dialog box appears, asking you to enter a password. Once you enter our password and save the movie file, you can play the clip directly from your local hard drive and (with attribution...see our Creative Commons License) in lectures, PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, quizzes, exams, problem-based learning cases, or multimedia learning objects. We request that you do not re-post our movies to YouTube or other similar video distribution services. Movies that you re-use in your own applications do not have to be password protected. Our password is good for all downloaded movies you need to unzip.
To receive our password via e-mail, we ask you to fill out a form (which we actually read and consider). Within 24 hours (usually faster), we will send you a message with the password and a review of our re-use guidelines. Here is the link to the Password Form:
Request the Password to Unzip Downloaded Movie Files
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